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Aims and Objectives

To learn the Access program to Microsoft Office Specialist Level

Learn how to use this popular database program to Microsoft Office Specialist level

The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Those who wish to learn this popular database program


Familiar with Windows environment and experience of another Office program, ideally Word

Course Content

Lesson One – Including: Terminology used in connection with a database, loading the Microsoft Office Access program, opening an existing database, navigating around different objects in a database, using datasheet and design view, entering a new record, finding records, sorting records

Lesson Two – Including: Planning and design of a database, recognising relationships between tables, defining fields, data types and properties using design view, entering data into tables using datasheet view, re-sizing columns, using the Lookup Wizard

Lesson Three – Including: Defining relationships, using the Table Wizard to create a table, modifying the table design, using the Input Mask Wizard, using the Database Wizard to create a new database

Lesson Four – Including: Editing data in form and datasheet views, adding new records, using print preview, changing page orientation, printing a datasheet, enforcing referential integrity in a relationship, using the Form Wizard, working with controls in form design

Lesson Five – Including: Using advanced sort, using filter by form, importing a table from an external database, using a junction table to resolve a many to many relationship, adding a new field to a form, using a calculated control on a form, creating a query, using criteria to retrieve selected data, creating and naming a calculated field in a query

Lesson Six – Including: Adding a field with data validation in a table, creating a form with subform, entering data using a form/subform combination, creating and modifying the design of a report, adding a subreport to an existing report

Lesson Seven – Including: Exporting an HTML file, editing an existing web page, creating a data access page, adding a hyperlink, object dependencies, importing an Excel spreadsheet as a table, importing a comma delimited text file as a table, creating a switchboard, backing up a database

Course Duration: 16-18 Hours

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